11-year-old cyclist killed in crash with roadsweeper

An 11-year-old boy riding his bike died after being hit by a roadsweeper in Purton, Wiltshire.

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Inquest into death of 11-year-old cyclist hit by roadsweeper

Daniel Climance was out cycling with his family when he was hit by a roadsweeper. Credit: Wiltshire Police

An inquest is being held today into the death of a young cyclist from Wiltshire who was hit by a roadsweeper.

11-year-old Daniel Climance from Purton was killed in June when he pulled out into the road to avoid a parked car. He was on a bike ride with his father and brother when it happened.

His family have described him as "a beautiful, loving child with a fantastic sense of humour", and a lot of friends.

Daniel's friends lay flowers at the scene of his death. Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

Funeral for 11-year-old killed riding bike with family

Daniel Climance was killed while riding his bike. Credit: Wiltshire Police

The funeral of an 11-year-old boy, who died in a crash with a roadsweeper in a Wiltshire village, will be held today.

Daniel Climance was killed while out cycling with his father and brother in Purton last month.

He collided with a roadsweeper after pulling out to avoid a parked car.

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11-year-old cyclist killed in crash was "beautiful, loving child"

Daniel Climance was killed while riding his bike last week. Credit: Wiltshire Police

The family of an 11-year-old cyclist who died in a crash with a roadsweeper in a Wiltshire village have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Daniel Climance was cycling with his father and brother through the village of Purton last week when the collision happened. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today his family described him as popular, talented and caring.

"Daniel was a local Wiltshire lad who divided his time equally between his mum in North Swindon and his dad in Purton. He attended Bridlewood Primary School and was in his final year. He was looking forward to starting Bradon Forest School in September, joining his big brother Robbie at the school.

"Daniel played football for Wootton Bassett U11 team which he loved. He had just completed his second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do of which he was immensely proud.

"Daniel was a beautiful, loving child with a fantastic sense of humour, caring and loving, with a wide circle of friends.

"He will be sadly missed by his brothers Robbie, George and Noah and all of the extended family."

– Daniel Climance's family

An inquest into Daniel's death has been opened and adjourned.

Police investigation continues into a boy who was killed in Wiltshire village

A police investigation continues after an 11 year old boy was killed while he was out cycling with his father in a village in Wiltshire.

Daniel Climance was hit by a road sweeper in Purton when he pulled out into the road to avoid parked cars.

There have been no arrests but Detective Inspector Ben Huggins from Wiltshire Police has been speaking to ITV News.

11-year-old cyclist killed in roadsweeper collision named

A candle left at the scene where Dan died. Credit: ITV News

An 11-year-old boy killed in a collision with a roadsweeper has been named locally as Dan Climance.

Dan was cycling through the village of Purton in Wiltshire with his father and brother yesterday evening, when he was hit by a roadsweeping vehicle.

Police believe he had cycled into the middle of the road to avoid parked cars.

The driver of the roadsweeper is believed to be uninjured.

11-year-old Dan was cycling with his father and brother at the time of the fatal collision. Credit: ITV News

11-year-old cyclist killed in crash with roadsweeper

A candle has been left at the scene of the boy's death. Credit: ITV News

An 11-year-old boy has been killed while cycling with his father and brother through a Wiltshire village.

It happened last night in Purton near Swindon. Police believe the 11-year-old cycled into the middle of the road to avoid parked cars . He was hit by a roadsweeping vehicle and died at the scene.

Today friends have been expressing their shock.

The driver of the roadsweeper is believed to be uninjured. Police are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

Police believe the 11-year-old was trying to avoid parked cars. Credit: ITV News

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